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Dry Days Bring Ferocious Start to Fire Season - The New York Times

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Another summer of record-breaking drought and heat has seized the western U.S., setting off costly and destructive wildfires. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains that despite rain some in areas, heat and evaporation is leaving too little moisture to meet the demand.

Study Finds Drought Impacts Forests More than Previously Thought - Deseret News

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:00
A study of drought and its effects on the growth of forests finds that it is taking longer for the trees to recover than previously thought, with an impact on carbon sinks. The study's authors include Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams.

Ocean Currents Suggest Plane Debris Could Be from Missing Airliner MH370 - Mashable

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty's Arnold Gordon explains how currents in the Indian Ocean could have carried debris from the area off Australia where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is believed to have disappeared to Reunion Island, where a part from a large plane was found on a beach.

Lamont's Suzanne Carbotte Named to American Geophysical Union's 2015 Fellows - AGU

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:00
AGU fellows are honored for making exceptional scientific contributions in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Lamont-Doherty marine geophysicist Suzanne Carbotte was named to the 2015 class.

Hospitalizations Increase Near Fracking Sites, Study Shows - Medical Xpress

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:00
A new study involving Lamont-Doherty researchers finds hospitalization rates up for heart, neurological and skin complaints in areas of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region with large concentrations of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Urbanization Threatens Drought-Reducing Clouds in California - EOS

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:00
Since the mid-20th century, increased urbanization along the southern California coast has raised nighttime temperatures, resulting in less morning fog and cloud cover. Highlights research by Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams, Richard Seager, and Ben Cook.

The Collision that Changed the World, by Wally Broecker - Elementa

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:00
Fifty million years ago, India collided with an island arc that rimmed Eurasia. It was the collision that changed the world, writes Lamont-Doherty's Wally Broecker.

What's Next for the UNOLS Research Fleet? - EOS

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:00
EOS looks at what's next for the UNOLS research fleet, a partnership between the U.S. government and universities exploring the oceans, featuring Lamont-Doherty's RV Marcus G. Langseth.

Backward-Moving Glacier Helps Explain Glacial Earthquakes - Environmental Research Web

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:00
New insights into glacier behavior could improve our ability to predict future sea-level rise in a warming climate says an article focusing on research by Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles.

Rainforest Wildfires & Melting Ice Caves: High Temps Are Causing Havoc in Washington - Vice News

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty's Tim Creyts explains how ice caves form. High temperatures have led to partial collapses of ice caves in Washington state.

America's Next Crippling Drought: Why California Could Be a Glimpse into the Future - Salon

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Jason Smerdon weighs in on megadroughts and projections for the future under climate change.

Greenland’s iceberg factory: Where the Empire State Building is too short a yardstick - New York Times

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:00
Lamont's Meredith Nettles describes a gigaton-sized chunk of glacier breaking off.

Climate and the Khan - Discover Magazine

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00
A fortuitous shift in weather patterns fueled the Mongol Empire's explosive growth 800 years ago. Today, a less favorable change is underway, as work by Lamont-Doherty researchers shows.

Breathe In: Putting Green Walls to the Test - Architect Magazine

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00
Working with researchers, doctors, and immunologists from several organizations, including Lamont-Doherty, the designers are studying the relationship between pathogens in the indoor environment and biodiversity to try to bring fresh outdoor air in.

To Grasp What We're Doing to the Planet, You Need to Understand this Gigantic Measurement - Washington Post

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00
Measuring ice loss in gigatons. Includes glacial earthquake research by Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles.

Everything You Need To Know About Climate Change - Internet Action Force

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00
Interview with Jason Smerdon about climate change.

Glacial Earthquakes Help Researchers Track Massive Ice Loss - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs.

Icy Earthquakes Can Help Scientists Track Shrinking Glaciers - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles offers a new explanation for Greenland’s glacial earthquakes, which have become increasingly frequent in recent years.

Giant Earthquakes are Shaking Greenland and Scientists Just Figured Out Why - The Washington Post

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:00
The stunning science behind why Greenland is having so many earthquakes. Features research by Meredith Nettles.

Study Reveals What Happens During a 'Glacial Earthquake' - NPR

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles explains how glacial earthquakes happen and how that knowledge could be used to monitor glacier changes in Greenland and Antarctica.